Jan 2015 - BBC Northern Ireland, Amazing Radio debut 2 New Songs & much more...
Happy new year. January was a return to recorded music for us. We released a new single called "Constellations of She", which debuted on Amazing Radio a few days ago, with the B-side "George Best City", which debuted on the BBC Northern Ireland Late Show on Jan 21st. Some other interesting things happened too as a result, which I'll try to recap now...
» MANOR PARK STUDIO : FIRST 3 SONGS IN THE CAN (13.01.2015)
In December I mentioned a return to Manor Park Studio for the first time since 2004. The "21st..." album was mixed there, but it was all done by proxy. This time the task was to final mix two songs we've been playing live for a while ("Constellations of She", "Don't Wanna Kill For Religion"), and record a new one from scratch ("George Best City") with more of a live instrument feel.
Here's a photo gallery of how that day transpired.
» SINGLE: "CONSTELLATIONS OF SHE" 24.01.2015
"Constellations of She" was released a week or so later, making it's debut on Greg Porter's Amazing Afternoons on Amazing Radio. We love Greg as always. "Constellations..." is one of the two tracks which features Steve Ferrone from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. So you'll hear his solid grooving on it.
It also appeared in a few podcasts around the internet, 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' was one of those.
» BBC NORTHERN IRELAND - "GEORGE BEST CITY" - THE LATE SHOW (21.01.2015)
A few days before "Constellations..." started getting it's first radio plays, the b-side "George Best City" was aired by Cherry McIlwaine's The Late Show on BBC Northern Ireland. She's now a legend to us.
The BBC show page is here.
» GEORGE BEST FOUNDATION (26.01.2015)
Something that happened as a result of us posting the BBC play of "George Best City" was that the George Best Foundation shared the song on his Facebook page, with 230,000 followers.
The following couple of days became interesting. We enjoyed a surge in people contacting to ask how to buy it, plus a few other requests which are only indirectly related to our music which should help put us on the map a bit more.
Looking forward to getting the chance to announce those things, when they happen.
The Saturday Buddha blog were also very kind, calling the song "a quite incredible and very moving piece of music about Belfast."
» FORKSTERROCKS.NET - "BAND OF THE DAY" (28.01.2015)
"...Unquiet Nights are an eloquently glowing rock & roll sound/band hailing out of Northern Ireland and Italy. This tremendous music trio create riveting rock music that has brilliant soul character, gorgeous depth and a true/bonafide rock n’ roll spirit. The overall musicianship was nothing less than stunning and my ear rock modules were extremely captivated by their outstanding rock/alternative/blues/indie rock diversities..."
Read the whole feature here.
» LURGAN MAIL: INTERVIEW & VIDEO 30.01.2015
The Lurgan Mail will have an interview type feature in a couple of days about the whole "Constellations of She" / "George Best City" situation. That was fun to do.
We met up and recorded a video piece that'll go on their website lurganmail.co.uk in a few days, including an acoustic version of "George Best City".
» OTHER HAPPENINGS
You can hear "Shoulda Said Something" during the Dirtbag Diaries episode "365 Days". They're outdoor adventure people out of Seattle, reporting the different forms of exercise they're undertaking every day of 2015. I hear mention of Patagonian mountains before we come in some time around 9mins 45secs. Thanks for that, Fitz. Follow him @DirtbagDiaries.
Hear the episode here.
» AND FINALLY...
The "Constellations of She" / "George Best City" single is available right here on unquietnights.com.
Thankfully, happily, it has been selling decently since release. We really appreciate anyone who's supported it, and UN.
Until the next one, keep checking the latest news...
All the best.